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    Windows plus drive icons for folders

    It sometimes feels boring seeing those yellow folder icons in WIndows again and again. You can change those icons to your own favorite icons through a pretty easy way. Open notepad and copy the following lines into it:

    [.ShellClassInfo]

    ICONFILE=Drive:\Path\Icon.ico

    Replace the ICONFILE path to your own icon’s path and save this text file as ‘desktop.ini‘ in the folder whose icon you want to replace. Now since this file will be displayed each time you open that folder, there is a chance that it can be deleted by mistake. To prevent this, change it’s attributes to ‘Hidden and Read Only’ by using the ATTRIB command through CMD or by properties menu.

    You can also give your drives new icons. To change a drive’s icon, add the following lines to notepad:

    [Autorun]

    ICON=Drive:\Path\Icon_name.extension

    Save this file as ‘autorun.inf‘ in the root of the drive whose icon you want to change.
    For Example, if you want to change the icon of your D:\ drive with an icon located at ‘D:\icon_name.ico’, then save the ‘autorun.inf’ file in root i.e. D:\ with the icon path being the location of your icon.

    This trick of changing a folder’s icon is pretty simple and fast as you don’t have to right click each folder and then change it’s icon from the properties menu. You can mass copy the ‘desktop.ini’ file you created above to as many folders as you want and change their icons.

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    Re: Windows plus drive icons for folders

    I think there are many other simpler way of changing icon, like change the icon of a folder simply and quickly by pressing the right mouse button on it and selecting "Change Folder Icon".

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    Re: Windows plus drive icons for folders

    There is an application called Change Folder Icons 8. to change the icon of folders. It turns plain standard folder icons into other bright and colourful icons found. Change Folder Icon will replace the standard icon of a folder to any other icon.

    Key features of "Change Folder Icons":

    • change an icon of the folder simply and quickly by pressing the right mouse button on it and selecting pop-up menu item "Change Folder Icon"
    • change icons for several folders in one run or cycle of searching
    • change an icon of the drive as well as folder by selecting the item "Change Drive Icon" from the drive pop-up menu
    • search icons in all your computer files starting with the selected folder
    • search icons with specified parameters "Number of colors" and "Size in pixels"
    • extract icons from any type of files (.exe, .dll, .lib, .icl etc.)
    • export all icons from the file to .ico-files (the last two functions work in Win'95 too)
    • set description for folders, which you can see in Windows Explorer
    • make your own libraries from found icons and share them with your friends.

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